8 days in Sydney & Lithgow Itinerary

8 days in Sydney & Lithgow Itinerary

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8 days in Sydney & Lithgow Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Lithgow
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sydney, use our trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Lithgow.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

3
nights
Lithgow

Lithgow ©
Lithgow is a city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia and is the administrative centre of the City of Lithgow local government area. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bilpin Cider Company, then do a tasting at Hillbilly Cider, and finally admire the natural beauty at The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Hassan's Wall, contemplate the long history of Old Wallerawang Station, and then Head underground at Glow Worm Tunnel.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lithgow trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Lithgow takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lithgow, with lows around 14°C. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lithgow

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Bilpin, Jenolan Caves, The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
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Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden ©

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